Sign up to try out (First Availability) the new version of Backup Exec System Recovery (Symantec System Recovery 2011)

Article:HOWTO42455  |  Created: 2011-02-24  |  Updated: 2011-02-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO42455
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A First Availability program for the new version of Backup Exec System Recovery (Symantec System Recovery 2011) will be starting very soon and you are welcome to sign up and participate provided you have current product maintenance through the end of June 2011. By signing up you will be able to obtain and run the production-ready general availability (GA) version of Symantec System Recovery 2011 as soon as it becomes available and before it is posted publicly on our external site. Below are some of the new feature capabilities:

Symantec System Recovery 2011 (Server/Desktop):

    * SharePoint 2010 Support
    * Exchange 2010 SP1 Support
    * SQL 2008 R2 (SQL 2010) Support
    * VMware ESX 3.5 Update 5 Support
    * Citrix XenServer 5.5 Support
    * (Supportability) Select an ISO as a source in the Custom SRD wizard
    * (Supportability) Bootable SRD-enabled USB thumb/external via Customizable SRD Wizard


Symantec System Recovery 2011 - Management Solution:

    * Windows 2008 R2 (x64 support for Management Solution)
    * VMware ESX 3.5 Update 5 Support
    * Citrix XenServer 5.5 Support
    * (Supportability) Select an ISO as a source in the Custom SRD wizard
    * Is SSR-MS The Right Tool For Me?  Install dialogue info/warning


Symantec System Recovery - Linux (added platform support):

    * SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 and 11; 32 bit & 64 bit (not ia64)
    * Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, 5.5, and 6.0; 32 bit & 64 bit (not ia64)


FAQ:

Is this an alpha or beta program?
No. First Availability software is production ready GA software that has passed stringent Symantec release and quality criteria. This is not an Alpha or Beta program and we encourage and fully support FA code in production environments. The First Availability program provides GA quality software to you as soon as it becomes available.
 
What is the difference between First Availability and General Availability?
The First Availability program allows customer access to software at the same time that it is ready to begin the GA hosting process. The software will be available via FileConnect/DVD Media, this will be the same version you receive through the First Availability program and no further upgrade or action is necessary.
 
When does the First Availability program end?
Symantec System Recovery 2011 FA (First Availability) code is fully supported through support. Once the GA posting is complete on the Symantec web-site, the software and the e-mail address will be removed from the download site.
 
What’s Next?
If you are interested in participating in the Symantec System Recovery 2011 FA program then please register here:
https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/default.html?callid={F1AB3DD5-4279-42D9-B747-8E02B1D95D59}

If you have any additional questions then please send an email to:
james_mckey@symantec.com

For those who sign up, an email will be sent once the software is available for download.



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